Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday Thinking Ahead -- Feb. 19

Butter Milk Pancakes

This week, I've been enjoying the fruits of last weekends labors!

Saturday was the big day for experimenting with my new chitarra--and I made enough pasta for 3 meals. As quick as fresh (even after it is dried) pasta cooks, that has been a great short cut for some quick meals this week.

Sunday morning I made buttermilk pancakes for breakfast and doubled the recipe so I could freeze the leftovers. Since we only have 2 pancakes at a sit down, usually with a couple of eggs, there are plenty in the freezer for quick breakfasts and/or dinners.

I also made a milk loaf in the machine on Sunday--which takes all of 10 minutes and provides bread for the entire week to go alongside pasta or to make quick sandwiches.

This was my three day weekend--Saturday, Sunday, and Monday--so Monday I was still busy in the kitchen roasting a pork loin with fennel bulbs and potatoes. Which we have been eating for lunch for a couple of days now.
Who says you can't have a meal from scratch after a full day at work!

Buttermilk Pancakes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • vegetable oil
  • Mix dry ingredients in one bowl.
  • Wet ingredients in another bowl.
  • Combine and mix well.
  • Heat vegetable oil on the griddle.
  • drop batter on the griddle in 1/4 cup measurements.
  • Cook on first side until air bubbles start to form and it is golden on the bottom.
  • Flip and fry until golden on other side.


  1. have you tried a sour dough starter for any of your bread? I got a recipe from a lady in S. Dakota and have a starter in the fridge and made waffles from it yesterday and love them.

  2. I haven't tried a sour dough starter yet. Thought it has been one of the things I've been meaning to try eventually. Send me your recipe. :)

  3. I'll send it to you.